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A father, 78, and sons playing the violin, harp, and mandolin outside their thatched hut in Midway, a traditional Mayan village in Southern Belize.

Todd Shapera

Todds@cloud9.net 914-631-8353 United States

Topics of Focus

social conservation, environment, health, agriculture


Todd Shapera is a sensitive and worldly photographer.

Todd has photographed in 57 countries for leading global publications and agencies - including U.S. AID, World Bank, the Clinton Foundation, Winrock International, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Ford Foundation, Management Sciences for Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  the Ecologic Development Fundand and numerous United Nations and global development agencies. Publications where his photography and writing have appeared include: The New York Times, The Financial Times, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Forbes, Fast Company and Professional Photographer magazine.

A few years ago, Todd was awarded a fellowship to photograph health care reforms in Rwanda by Social Documentary.net and Management Sciences for Health.  His work was published by U.S. AID.

Previously in Africa, Todd documented rebuilding of war torn northern Uganda for U.S. AID and Winrock International.  In the arts, Todd has documented dance and jazz performances in the garden of the Rockefeller Brothers Kykuit Estate and has taught photography workshps at Kykuit, the Stone Barns, Omega and Kripalu. 

In a profile, Professional Photographer magazine wrote:  "Todd Shapera is driven by a passion to capture the inner beauty and resilience of individuals just about everywhere on earth.  He is linking disparate worlds through photography."

Todd supports his documentary work by capturing weddings and gala events in the New York region.  He ranks a Top-10 global wedding photographer by WedAward for the past three years, and a top 5% photographer by Wedding Wire for the past six years.

 He works out of a lower Hudson Valley farm house with his two shelter dogs.